Ed Jackson is a former professional rugby player, with a career spanning 10 years. In April 2017, after diving into the shallow end of a swimming pool Ed broke his neck and suffered a spinal cord injury which left him paralysed from the neck down. Doctors said that he would never walk again
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Ed Jackson is a former professional rugby player, with a career spanning 10 years (Bath, Wasps, London Welsh and The Gwent Dragons.) In April 2017, after diving into the shallow end of a swimming pool Ed broke his neck and suffered a spinal cord injury which left him paralysed from the neck down. Doctors said that he would never walk again, however through sheer determination and intensive rehabilitation. Ed has defied the odds and within a year of his horrific accident he is climbing mountains.
Ed has sent up a charity called M2M (Millimetres to Mountains) from the first time he moved his toe to now climbing mountains but the way anyone can overcome a challenge facing them in their life
Ed’s life altering experience has provided him with an incredible ability to motivate people. Drawing on his own experiences, Ed takes you on an honest journey through his accident and highlights the ways in which he took a fearlessly active approach to defy all odds on the road to his recovery. After listening to Ed talk you will be inspired to push through adversity, embrace a more positive mindset and be introduced to the importance of persevering through obstacles with resilience and courage.
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“Very inspiring talk from Ed Jackson at Microsoft yesterday. Incredible story, amazing what can be achieved with the right mind set and determination. Highly recommended” Microsoft
“Made a tangible, positive impact on my staff who were hugely complementary and thankful for Ed’s inspirational talk. Highly recommended for any team going through a period of change or transformation. Thank you!” Aspen
“It was edge of the seat stuff that genuinely struck a chord with everyone in the audience. He challenged our team to question what defines you, the importance of setting goals and why you should always celebrate the small wins. You can’t help but become enthralled in his story and inspired by his positivity…” ANS
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